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News & Highlights

February 19, 2019

Giovanna: My First Year in Clinical Professional Counseling

by Giovanna Baisie-Arthur, M.S. Clinical Professional Counseling '21, Graduate Assistant, ALANA Services

My first year in the Clinical Professional Counseling program has been an amazing experience. While I have been super busy since I started the program, I know I am getting a worthwhile degree. Loyola was my first encounter with a Jesuit institution and to say the least, early on I noticed the differences.

February 8, 2019

Loyola Clinical Centers Brings Role Playing Games to the Table

by Katherine Hadley Cornell, Psy.D.

The Loyola Clinical Centers (LCC), Loyola University Maryland’s graduate training clinic, continues to carry out its mission to serve the underserved by creatively exploring ways to help increase access to mental health services. The DiabolicalDungeons and Dragons (D&D) group is a brief (one-month) therapy group that helps to build social and emotional skills in a way that is accessible and fun.

January 15, 2019

Loyola Psychology Faculty Publications

At Loyola University Maryland we pride ourselves on the education we provide in the classroom—often speaking to the Jesuit difference, strong program and University rankings, and student experience. However, Loyola's psychology faculty are not only accomplished educators, but also accomplished writers, editors, and researchers. This is just a small sample of the great work that Loyola psychology faculty have completed outside of the classroom.

December 10, 2018

From Greyhound to Peace Corps Volunteer

by Kristen Wigand, '18

Over the years, I’ve become a firm believer in ‘Everything happens for a reason.’ My life has demonstrated this to me in a variety of ways. I feel that I was even brought to Loyola for many reasons. In turn, it brought me many gifts, in the form of people, education, challenges, and personal growth. Put simply, my decision to attend Loyola helped mold me into who I am today.

November 26, 2018

Top 10 PsyD Ranking in US News

Loyola’s Doctorate of Clinical Psychology program is the 10th highest ranked Psy.D. program by US News & World Report ranking of clinical psychology programs and the #135 highest overall ranked clinical psychology program of the 224 programs that were ranked.

November 7, 2018

There and Back Again


Nearly 5 years ago, I opened my acceptance letter to Loyola University Maryland. It was a cold March day, and I remember standing dumbfounded as I had been accepted to the school of my dreams. I looked forward to beginning this journey, but the prospect of deciding what I wanted to do for the rest of my life was daunting. I had no idea what I wanted to do. I considered becoming an accountant, like my dad and uncle, and I enjoyed my high school psychology class. I thought the latter was more interesting, so I decided to give it a try. Ever since my first class on campus, I knew I made the right choice.

October 5, 2018

Faculty Mentoring and Individualized Learning to Support My Career Discernment

by Kelly Deegan, '20, B.A. in Psychology with minors in Forensic Studies & Political Science

Starting at Loyola, I knew two things that have always seemed to contradict each other. First, I wanted to be a psychology major. Second, I didn’t want to be a therapist. Clinical psychology has never been a true interest of mine, but research always has been. I was thrilled to discover I could combine my interest in psychology with my passion for research and pursue a career as a research psychologist. There was one problem though, I had no idea where to start. All opportunities that readily came to my mind had to do with clinical psychology, counseling psychology, or psychiatry. For internships and real-life experience, students interested in those fields can intern at hospitals or rehabilitation centers, shadow a clinician or doctor, work in a therapist’s office, and so much more. In terms of research experience as an undergraduate, I didn’t know where to begin. So, I started by talking to my advisor.



Meet Leanna, a doctoral student who loves Loyola’s small class sizes and the emphasis on clinical and practical application and networking opportunities in her program